Joseph put candles on a cake. He lit 1/4 of those candles then he lit five more of the candles on the cake. As a result, exactly 1/3 of the candles on the cake were lit. What was the total number of candles on the cake?

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2020-04-19 18:10:46

1/4x + 5 = 1/3x 5 = 1/3x - 1/4x 5 = 4/12x - 3/12x 5 = 1/12x 5 * 12 = x 60 = x....there were 60 candles on the cake

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